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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 6, 2012 4:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How does the money get divided up on live releases?

No one really answers this question.Way back I also wanted to know what percentage is the bands' take and I was given a book on the music business.W/o being an industry attorney you do not get any answer that would suffice.It is a very complicated formula trickling down from album sales,radio play, road crew cuts,royalty payouts, managers lawyers and accountants,publishing rights,touring and how deep of the touring package does it go.For instance the Dead did have their own travel agency to book their own tours and to also handle outside interests. Overhead cuts into all
profits where you have rehersal space whether rented or owned and plain office space to handle the day to day affairs.To say yes to equal shares might be a little nieve here.Publishing and songwriting credits usually takes the lions share of any of any contracts.It all depends on how the original contract was written.For a well known example Jim Morrison wanted equal shares for all band members of the Doors whether they wrote any words or music. I believe the GD might also have had this type of arrangement.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Oct 6, 2012 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How does the money get divided up on live releases?

I think REM or U2, or both have similar arrangements.

I'm listening to the scarlet>Fire;

http://archive.org/details/gd81-10-08.sbd.macdonald.7918.sbeok.shnf

Enjoy,
Judge TOOTMO